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Term 2

Welcome back!

We hope you had a lovely half term. We have kicked off this term with Harry Potter week. The children have started to write a poem telling which ingredients they are using to make a potion and solved some Harry Potter themed maths questions. We will be having some fun making some green screen videos and making our own butter beer later this week- watch this space for some photos!

Our topic this term is Cool Vibrations. We will be covering the following:

Literacy- We will be writing to inform, creating two poems, a letter and a report on the children’s favourite musician.

Maths- We will be covering addition, subtraction, perimeter and some measurement. 

Science- The children will be investigating sound. 

Topic-  The children will be discovering music from all over the world, looking at different musical instruments and creating their own at the end of the term. 

Spellings will be sent home from 1st November and will continue as last term. 

Thank you for your continued support

Year 4 team 🙂 

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Home learning grid- Term 1

Term 1 Homework grid

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Welcome back

Welcome to year 4!

Our topic this term is Groovy Greeks. We will be learning about ancient Greece, democracy, the Olympics and reading variety of Greek myths.

We will also be learning about:

Science: Electricity

English: We will use the story of Theseus and the Minotaur to inspire our writing. We will be writing a setting description, play scripts, a comic strip and poem.

Maths: Number and place value

RE: Life journeys

Art/DT: Designing and creating a labyrinth

We look forward to a fun and successful term. If you have any questions or queries, please see us after school or make an appointment at the office.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Moon, Mrs Rickard and Miss Selfe

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Welcome Back to Term 6

This term our topic is ‘Our World’.

In literacy the children will be writing to persuade their readers. They will first do this by creating a poster to persuade the public to go to their very own moon hotel, as part of a science competition.

Then to celebrate World Ocean Day they will create an advert persuading people to take better care or our oceans, by reducing plastic waste.

This term the children will add to their geography knowledge. We will be studying the effect humans have on the environment, both locally and further afield. The children will find out about all the different types of land use and trade links. They will be using atlases and globes to help them discover the different land uses around the world.

In maths the children will be learning all about statistics and the properties of different shapes.

 

 They will begin by refreshing their prior knowledge of this subject and will then develop this further by applying reasoning to problems involving both these ideas.

In Science children will be learning about living things and their habitats. The children will discover how to scientifically classify different animals depending on their different attributes. 

Year 4 have PE twice a week this term and this will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your children have their full PE kits in school on these days.

Miss Selfe and Mrs Monticelli 

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Welcome Back :) Term 5

This term our topic is ‘Shiver me Timbers.’

In Literacy we will be reading a variety of different texts to develop our story writing, we will be focusing on developing our descriptive techniques to write descriptive settings and character profiles. The first book we will be reading is Treasure Island; this text will provide the children with a starting point to develop their own narrative stories and their own sea- shanties.

This term the children will add to their geography knowledge. We will be studying local beaches and comparing these with beaches around the world. The children will discover similarities and differences as well as finding out about their physical and human features. The children will have a go at designing their own treasure maps and will discover and learn about the different features that can be found within a Map.

 

In maths the children will be continuing to develop their knowledge of place value learning more about decimals and linking this to money in order to convert between pounds and pence. We will then move on to looking at the idea of time and how children can apply their knowledge of mathematics to help solve problems that involve time.

In Science the children will be learning about animals including humans. The children will discover what living things need to survive and find out all about the digestive system. They will also discover about the different functions of the teeth.  

Year 4 have PE twice a week this term and this will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your children have their full PE kits in school on these days.

 

HOMEWORK TERM 5

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Buster’s Book Club!

We were all visited by Buster today from Buster’s Book Club and we spoke about how important and fun reading is. Year 5 have been doing a brilliant job of monitoring reading across the school and it was great for Buster to see this for himself 🙂

 

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Week beginning 4th March 2019

This week in literacy the children will be creating a news report based on the events that happened in Pompeii, as part of book day they will be read Escape from Pompeii and have been invited to dress up on Friday 8th March as a Roman character from the book in order to create and act their news reports out. 

In maths the children will be continuing their working on fractions and will expand their current knowledge of equivalent fractions.

In science, the children will be creating and making their own mini-water cycles that should demonstrate the processes involved in the water cycle. 

In topic the children will continue to discover about the lives of the Roman people. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂

 

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Week beginning 25th February 2019

This week  in literacy this week we will be writing a recount about the event that happened in Pompeii in 47 Ad. The children will watch the volcano erupt and then use expanded noun phrases to write a recount. 

In maths the children will be finding out about fractions. 

In science the children will be finding out about the water cycle and the main processes that occur within it. 

In topic they will be discovering what life was like of a Roman Solider.  

Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂 

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Welcome Back Year 4

In Literacy we will be focusing on writing to inform this term.  To link with our topic of Romans, we will be reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. This will link with our topic and help the children gain a greater understanding of what happened during the time of the Romans. The children will learn how to write a recount about the events at Pompeii in 79 AD.  On Book Day the children will dress up as Romans and that week they will create a TV news report about Vesuvius erupting.  Towards the end of this term Year 4 will be creating leaflets to explain to their reader what Pompeii was like in the time of the Romans compared to what it is like now.

We are continuing this term to focus on the Romans but with the focus this term being on the Romans as a whole and not just Roman Britain. The Children will discover what the Romans ate, how they fought in battles and what they did for entertainment.  As part of their learning, we will be visiting the Roman Villa at Lullingstone in Kent.

In maths we will be learning all about fractions and decimal numbers as they continue to explore numbers and develop their knowledge of place value.  They will discover what it means when a number isn’t a whole number Towards the end of the term the children will us this new knowledge of fractions to help them understand decimal numbers. Children still need to focus on daily practise of times tables, as this will help them to find equivalent fractions.

In Science children will be continuing to learn about states of matter.    They will be applying the knowledge learnt in Term 3 to the water cycle to discover what scientific processes take place during the entire water cycle.

The children often need their PE kit to get changed into, if their clothes get wet on the way to school.  Therefore it is imperative that their PE kits are in school at all times.

Year 4 have PE twice a week this term.  They may need track suit bottoms or leggings for doing PE outside. 

The children should be practising times tables for at least 15 minutes a day, reading for at least 15 minutes a day, and practising their weekly spellings.

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs Monticelli & Miss Selfe

 

HOMEWORK TERM 4 2

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Week beginning 11th Feb 2019

This week in Literacy the children will be continuing to write the last part of their story retelling Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar. They will be learning to use fronted adverbials to complete this part. 

In maths the children will be using their knowledge of place value to count like the Roman’s did using Roman Numerals.

On Wednesday the children will be having an It morning or afternoon where they will be programming their own quizzes.   

The children will also be completing their mosaics this week during the afternoons. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂 

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week beginning 5-2-2019

This week in Literacy the children will be writing the last part of their story retelling Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar. 

In maths the children will be using their knowledge of shape to solve problems involving area. 

In science the children will be investigating different processes including evaporation,  condensing to find out what helps liquids to evaporate faster. 

In topic the children will be continuing to discover exactly what the Romans did for us. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂 

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Week beginning 28th January 2019

This week in Literacy the children will be writing the middle part of their story retelling Shakespeare’s famous play Julius Caesar. 

In maths the children will be using their knowledge of the times tables to answer division problems  using formal written methods. 

In science the children will be investigating different processes including evaporation,  condensing and melting to discover what happens to solids liquids an gasses. 

In topic the children will be continuing to discover exactly what the Romans did for us. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂 

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Fascinating history

Year 4 have been finding out all about the Roman’s and there invasion of Britain. Did you know the Romans came to Kent? 

This week the children found out about Boudicca  a brave Queen who stood up to the romans. They created a comic strip of her story. 

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Fantastic Story Openings

Year 4 have been busy this week making some fantastic story openings. Here is an example… 

 

A long time ago there was a mammoth celebration because the power-hungry, mighty Julius Caesar had returned from  a ferocious war victorious. The old, narrow streets were filled with Roman citizens cheering and chanting Caesar’s name. Suddenly an unknown figure approached Julius from under the midday shadows he whispered, “Beware the Ides of March.”  After the games, Caesar didn’t look pleased. The two senators, Brutus and Cassius, are green with envy after Caesar’s success over Pompey. Meanwhile, Casca was explaining to Brutus and Cassius why Julius looked devastated. After that Mark Antony offered Caesar the crown but he rejected it. To his dismay the roared wildly. Cassius was not happy and desired to kill Caesar. During a violent storm the murder was conspired to be completed on the Ides of March. 

Eagle Class Member 

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week beginning 21st January 2019

This week in literacy the children will be using the skills learnt and developed over the last few weeks to write an opening to a story. 

In maths the children will continue to develop their knowledge of multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by a one digit number. 

In science the children will be continuing to explore states of matter and will be answering the big question ‘what if water didn’t freeze? 

In topic the children will be find out what the Romans  brought with them to Britain and what we still use today that the Romans introduced. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe

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Week beginning 14th January 2019

Welcome to yet another week in year 4. 

This week in literacy the children will be developing their descriptive language from last week by creating a setting description. The children will work hard to create an image in the minds of their readers. 

In maths the children will be extending their knowledge of the times table by applying it to multiplying first 2 digit numbers and then 3 digit numbers by a single digit number. 

In science the children will be continuing their discovery about the different states of matter by conducting an investigation into whether gasses weigh anything. 

In topic the children will find out more about the Romans and their invasion or Britain

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe

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Wonderful character descriptions

This week in year four the children have been working hard creating a character description of Julius Caesar. They are all great but here is an example… 

Standing in the loud audience I was astonished by the beautiful sight. Slowly, Julius Caesar stepped onto the hard, stone podium with a nice gleaming smile. Adjusting his golden crown, Julius Caesar’s cherry red cloak started swaying around in the calm, warm breeze. On top of his head was a glistening, golden herald crown, so no one could see his bald patch. Carefully, he raised his dirty, black hands to the stop the people shouting his name. Swinging in the air, his black jet hair shivered while his body was shaking with fear. All the while his wrinkles were getting deeper and deeper….  EAGLE CLASS    

 

Julius Caesar was a ruthless and cunning man. Loudly, the gigantic excited crowd cried out Julius Caesar’s name as he put on his leafy crown on his head to cover his bald spot. Glaring with his dark brown eyes at the crowd his rich purple cloak blows in the wind, as he smiles brightly. As black as coal his eyes looked at the crowd one more time and then he slowly walked up the stairs slowly to the temple and heard someone calling his name. Then a soothsayer came out of the shadows he has a white beard and he was old. His words were “Beware the ides of March.” Not caring at all what the man said Caesar said ” come on my friends lets leave him” At mid-day Caesar still thought about the man’s words…. 

HAWK CLASS  

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Week beginning 7-1-19

This week in literacy the children will begin to read a child’s version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Not only does this link to our new topic all about the Romans but will provide the children with a platform on which to create their own character descriptions.  The children will learn about and use a wide range of descriptive techniques. 

In maths the children will continue to develop their knowledge of the 7,8, 9, 11 and 12 times tables by applying their existing knowledge of these times table to solving more complex questions and problems. 

The children will also be starting their new science topic and will be investigating the different properties of solids, liquids and gasses. 

 Eagle Class have PE on Tuesday and Thursday so could a full PE kit be made available in school on these days.

Hawk class have PE on Tuesdays so again could a full PE be made available on these days.

As always any question please speak to one of us.

Mrs Monticelli ans Miss Selfe 🙂 

 

 

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Poppe

Emailrosestreet.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm